Everyone concentrates on gifting when its Christmas time (and with good reason) - but I find myself having to come up with tons of pressies at this time of year as everyone I know and care about seems to have their birthdays in the spring/summer. If you’re anything like me, you might find it rather stressful coming up with ideas that make everyone happy without breaking the bank. But there is one thing I love giving (and receiving!) more than anything else: natural beauty products. Not only does a super-luxe lotion or a new lipstick make the receiver feel special, but they don’t have to cost a fortune so you can afford to stock up. It’s the ultimate win-win.
So if you’re stumped on what to give the ladies in your life, here are 6 natural beauty products that are sure to make your BFFs very happy.
1) Herbivore Botanicals - Calm Dead Sea Bath Salts - £22
I struggled to choose which product to put here as I love all their stuff. But these gorgeous bath salts are blended with floral ylang ylang and natural vanilla to relax mind and body while the Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals detoxify.
If you haven't come across them before, they are Based in Seattle, and all of their products are handmade in small batches. Their ethos is to use the power of nature to bring tangible results for your skin. Created with natural ingredients, GMO free soy wax and many certified organic ingredients. Created without synthetic ingredients; parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, petroleum. Packaging is recyclable and reusable.
2) Inika - Naturally Delicious Lip Glaze Duo - £17
This great value duo features full sized, moisturising lip glosses that provide glossy colour and a creamy feel with a soft doe foot wand for precise and easy application. Contains 2 shades:
• Lychee, A creamy soft pink, perfect for fair skin tones.
• Watermelon, A vibrant shimmering coral red.
If you haven't come across Inika before it is a cosmetics line of 100% pure mineral make up. Inika introduces the world to a new era of cosmetics, one where you don't have to compromise colour and performance to be kind to your skin and gentle to the earth. Inika mineral makeup is 100% certified vegan or 100% organic or both. Inika cosmetics are also 100% certified cruelty free.
3) Pacifica - Winter Dreams Roll On Perfume Trio - £30
I love a good perfume but hate the chemicals. And chances are you know a few natural beauty lovers who feel the exact same way. That’s what makes this perfume trio from Pacifica, the perfect Christmas gift. It’s made from plant-based essential oils, so it gives off a subtle, fresh scent that people notice without being bowled over. Even though it’s made from essential oils, the scent lasts a long time so you don’t need to reapply too often. This set includes perfumes in three beloved scents - Indian Coconut Nectar, Tahitian Gardenia and Island Vanilla. Pacifica is known as one of the most innovative and sustainable makeup lines on the market today. Pacifica make natural products that work as well or better than any non-natural line, in recyclable packaging and components to the largest possible audience of beauty consumers. All Pacifica products are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free.
4) Pixi Beauty - Overnight Glow Serum - £26
Let's face it, who doesn't want to wake up glowing! This is an innovative, exfoliating treatment. Basically this amazing serum will gently dissolve the bonds that bind dulling, dead cells to skin’s surface – revealing the healthy ‘new’ skin cells beneath. You just apply a few drops before bed, and wake up to smooth, luminous skin. Marrying affordability with efficacy, Pixi’s skin care solutions have quickly acquired legions of devotees – from top beauty bloggers and editors, to die-hard customers who’re totally addicted to their simple-yet-sophisticated range.
5) Bybi - Detox Dust - £22
Detox Dust is skincare customisation at its best, because you can decide what makes up the base of this anti-pollution face mask. It contains a blend of activated charcoal and kaolin clay work to rid the skin of toxins, impurities and daily grime, simply add to your favourite base ingredient to form a wonderfully smooth paste and apply to skin. We’re talking honey, yogurt, floral waters, avocado, banana, milk, oil, your existing cleansers or anything in the BYBI range. It’s whatever your skin needs at the time.
A modern, luxury beauty brand, BYBI promote positivity and transparency in the world of beauty. Allowing you to control what you apply to your skin, all their products are 100% natural and packed with high performance ingredients that are better for you, your body, and the environment.
6) Arbonne - Rescue & Renew Essential Oil - £26
I tend to imagine a Relaxing day at the Spa when Essential Oils come to mind, inspiring a Positive and Calming Emotional state. Arbonne offer a beautiful selection of essential oils to burn including Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint and my personal favourite Harmony which has a blissful, fresh and mindful aromatic profile. The blend includes orange, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, juniper berry, tangerine, grapefruit and ginger. I love to put a few drops in my aromatherapy oil diffuser and enjoy the smells.
I'd love to hear what your favourite natural beauty gifts are - I'm always looking for new ideas and will happily add to this list.
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